Trimming down: Strong external competition has limited industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Weight Loss Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Obesity is one of the leading causes of illness and premature death in Australia. As a result, many Australians are seeking ways to manage their weight. Australians are expected to spend $635.0 million on weight-loss counselling services and related low-calorie foods and dietary supplements in 2016-17. This is up 2.0% from the previous year. Industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2016-17. This relatively modest growth is largely due to strong competition from both internal and external sources...

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Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Weight Loss Services industry exhibits medium barriers to entry. However, as the industry becomes more integrated and more competitive, barriers to industry entrants grow more prohibitive. While costs involved in the more traditional counselling services sector have historically been moderate, companies now offer services and products across a variety of industry segments. The result is that clients are faced with more appealing offerings from larger players, forcing new companies to compete on price and provide a differentiated service. Further, the growing level of integration is itself a cost barrier, as new companies are faced with the prospect of developing new foods, drinks and supplements, alongside offering personal services. Whi..

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What is the Weight Loss Services Industry?

Weight-loss providers include any company offering goods or services specifically promoted as a weight-loss solution. Apart from traditional weight-loss advice and counselling services, companies in this industry offer foods and beverages targeted at those wishing to lose weight. This industry does not include gyms, personal trainers and other exercise-oriented companies.

Industry Products
Individual weight-loss counselling services
Group weight-loss counselling services
Fresh and frozen diet meals
Diet shakes, bars, powders and supplements
Other products and services
Industry Activities
Weight loss centre operation (non-medical)
Weight loss counselling services
Provision of low-calorie foods and beverages
Sale of products and supplements to assist with weight loss

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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